Latest news (posted 7 June 2013): following the success of our dog weekend in May we'll be letting dogs into our outdoor gardens every day from Saturday 15 June 2013! More information here
Are you a dog owner? You can bring your pet to Eden for the first time over the weekend of 18 and 19 May 2013! Up until then only registered assistance dogs have been allowed in but due to popular demand we've decided to relax the rules for that weekend only.
You can bring your dog, at no extra charge, to enjoy the miles of paths within the former china clay quarry but they won’t be allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas. Dog litter bins and drinking water will be provided, and there will be activities including a display by a police dog-handler.
We've always aimed to be dog friendly by providing shaded parking shelters in four car parks. The shelters in Orange car park have a water tap, and stewards supply water to the other three car parks, Melon, Cherry and Lemon.
Eden’s Operations Director Ian Williams said: “Lots of visitors have asked us if we would consider letting dogs in. We will see how Dog Weekend at Eden goes and how it is well received by dog owners and general visitors and will then make a call on whether we have more dog days in the future.”
Eden is confident dogs will behave but is applying a few ground rules for owners.
Dogs should be:
- Kept on a lead at all times.
- With their handlers at all times.
- Only be walked on paths.
- Kept away from play areas.
- Not taken into buildings other than through the Visitor Centre.